Monday, 21 June 2010
Day Two - Wednesday 16th June 2010
It was torrential throughout the night although some blue sky tried to get through this morning. However, those attempts were to be in vain. We ventured out to find a supermarket to buy some provisions for the next few days and found a couple of places that met our requirements. But by 10:00am as we left the shop car park, the rain was back, accompanied by some impressively loud thunder. We had lunch to a background of heavy rain drumming on the roof and windows, punctuated by more peels of thunder.
After resting for an hour or so and waiting to see what the weather would do, we cashed-in on a break in the clouds to stroll to the beach. Our first glimpse of the Adriatic, the Gulf of Venice to be exact, was to be a short one as the rain returned to chase us back indoors.
Not to be daunted by a simple thing like rain, we ventured out to explore the immediate county side and close-by small towns, ending up in a rather picturesque little place called Caorle which had a mix of old and new with some very colourful buildings and proper, hot, northern Italian sun! After strolling around for an hour or so taking in the sites and photographing some of the more interesting features of the town, we made our way back to our digs. The sun was still shining so we ventured back to the beach for some sand castle building before returning for our evening meal.
We ate on the patio this evening and enjoyed a relaxing seat in the evening warmth but were unfortunately chased in early by the local flying insect life: cards again, but I gave up early as tiredness began to get the better of me.